The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold Not what I thought it would be. A good story, but slightly disappointing after all of the hype. The first half of the book was the most interesting; the love scene between Susie and Ray totally turned me off. At that point, I just wanted it to be over so I could move on to a different book. However, since that was such a small part of the story and was close to the end, I soldiered through. Admittedly, I did find the parts of the story about Susie's heaven intriguing ...I readily admit that I teared up a bit when Susie danced with her grandfather in heaven; there were a few parts that made me a little emotional.